Nashville Film Festival goes virtual in its 51st year

Nashville Film Festival
Posted at 8:12 PM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 07:03:49-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Nashville Film Festival continued its fully-virtual festival this weekend, with dozens of films available online.

Organizers made the decision to go fully virtual in July, moving the event online to keep attendees safe and to follow COVID-19 guidelines. They said re-creating the festival atmosphere online was a big task, especially because the festival experience is more than the films themselves.

"One of the things that makes any film festival special is that sense of community and how people get to share experiences about the films that they've made or the films that they've watched," organizer Jason Padgitt said. "So we're doing all kinds of things in a virtual, online environment to able to do that."

This year's lineup features a music tribute to the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou" for its 20th anniversary, and a discussion with its actors, including George Clooney.

You can stream the films and other extras, like panels with the filmmakers, until Wednesday at midnight on the festival's website.